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Digital platform to make manufacturing industries more circular

- Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering

Aarhus University has joined a new European project to design and develop a digital cloud-based platform to boost the circularity and sustainability of manufacturing industries. The system will make it possible for companies, stakeholders and consumers to gain more knowledge about the full life cycle of products, and will give them the ability to make better decisions with regard to circularity.

The agricultural sector isn’t particularly digital. Why is that?

- Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

There are both economic and environmental reasons for adopting modern information and communication technologies in livestock farming. But far too few European farms take advantage of this technology. A new EU-funded development project will find out why, and will simultaneously demonstrate these technologies to a number of farmers.

Why not combine agriculture and solar energy on the same field?

- Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering

Using vertical solar-cell installations, researchers from Aarhus University will harvest both energy and crops from the same agricultural area. The plan is to produce energy when it is most needed, while at the same time leaving space for the farmer to work in the field.

New project to showcase the green construction site of tomorrow

- Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering

There hasn’t been much focus on the green transition of construction sites – but there’s a lot to be gained. A number of companies and knowledge institutions have now joined forces to establish a full-scale demo construction site as it may look in a greener future.